The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has closed down Panda Supermarket because of its alleged discriminatory practices against non-Asians and as a cautionary step following the outbreak of coronavirus in China.
Located in the Jabi area of Abuja, FCCPC said it confirmed the allegations against supermarkets, they also said “seafood and animals imported illegally from China” were discovered.
“Products with expired and irregular shelf life were also discovered, regulatory activities to remove all offensive products from the Supermarket continues.”
FCCPC also discovered some products on sale with expiry dates set for 2019, 2073 and 2089.
Earlier this week, the FG reassured Nigerians of its readiness to strengthen surveillance at five international airports in the country to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said the government would also set up a committee to scale up surveillance and vigilance.
“The risk of importation is possible in all countries. However, the ministry wishes to assure all Nigerians that the capacity to detect, access and respond to this and other public health challenges are put in place,” he had said.
The minister said that in addition, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had set up a coronavirus group and was ready to activate its incident system for coronavirus if any case emerged in Nigeria.